Classroom Teacher - Cottonwood Valley Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: 1.0 SPED Teacher
Job Location: Cottonwood Valley Charter School
Beginning: Jul 15, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Special Education K-12
District: Cottonwood Valley Charter School
Socorro, NM 87801
Telephone: 575-418-9121
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Job Description:
Cottonwood Valley Charter School in Socorro, NM seeks a 1.0 special education K-8 teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

CVCS is a 170-student K-8 program started by a group of local parents in 2001, who wanted a different educational opportunity for their children.  We have a waitlist of over 200 students. The mission of CVCS is as follows: "Cottonwood Valley Charter School offers a rigorous academic program designed to meet the individual needs of each student while developing habits of success, civic responsibility, and global awareness. The school offers the community a parent-driven public school choice in which teachers, students, and parents are partners."

This is an incredible opportunity for the right person, as we are a small school with a supportive group of families and external community partners.  Our students and families are thrilled to be at our school and we have a waiting list of over 200 students. You can read more about our school at our website: cottonwoodvalley.org or find us on Facebook.

Interested applicants should submit their materials through REAP.

Please reach out to administrator Mark Forman with any questions at mforman@cottonwoodvalley.org or 575-838-2026.
             
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participates in the IEP process by attending IEP meetings, collaborating with the IEP team members, preparing IEP paperwork, and delivering instruction to enable students to make IEP goal progress and documentation of that progress.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Plans a program of student success that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students in their least restrictive environment.
Prepares for students assigned and demonstrates written evidence of preparation upon the request of the immediate supervisor.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and, in congruency with those goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and
projects to communicate said objectives to students.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques, technology, and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
Diagnoses the instructional needs of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
Takes all necessary and responsible precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative procedures.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for educational assistants and/or volunteer(s).
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
Attends staff meetings and serves on committees as appropriate to the individual school site or district.
Give support to parents by providing resources to further the health and education of their child.
Closely monitors student behaviors and reports daily to parents on student progress as needed.
Collaborates with all outside therapists (physical, occupational, psychologists, counselors) and government agencies that are involved in the student’s life.
Completes all duties assigned (morning, lunch, bus)
Plus all duties and responsibilities of the Elementary/Middle School teacher.
As a special education case manager is responsible for making sure all regular education teachers receive modifications/accommodations for students on their caseload.
Monitors to make sure teachers implement modifications/accommodations.
Collects and turns in progress reports to SPED team as well as sends a copy to parents each grading period as required by law.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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